Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!


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George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Post About Family

I usually don't do many posts with a lot of personal pictures but since I forgot to take pictures at my annual Family Christmas party this year, I thought I would share a wonderful afternoon Joe and I spent with my sister's family..........

My Great Niece, Carly, received First Holy Communion on April 1st

Isn't she lovely in her beautiful dress!!
Don't you just love that smile!!
My Nephew and God Child, John, is Carly's Dad..........
A few pictures taken at the church.......
 These photos were taken at my nephew John's house.......

Here is Carly with her parents, my nephew John, who is also my God Child, and his wife, Renae......
  Carly with her sisters, Caitlin and Cortney.......
 And the whole family........
  Carly with her grand parents....My BIL John and my sister Barbara.........
 Carly and her God Father, Ed, my niece Lynn's husband.......
My niece Lynn, her husband Ed , their daughter Madalyn and Carly..........
Cousins!!   Carly and Madalyn!!
A party was held at a local Italian Restaurant not far from my Nephew's home........

I only have one sister, Barb, who is 10 years older than me, and she had 5 children. Her youngest, Brian, lives in South Carolina and unfortunately is not able to come home that often.

The following photos were taken at the party which we all enjoyed!!!

Barb and my BIL, John........
My nephew John, my nephew-in-law Ed and my nephew Dan.........
My great niece Caitlin, my niece Lisa and my great niece Cortney........
Caitlin and Lisa, who is only 12 years younger than me!!
My Nephew Dan and his wife , Heather, who drove in from York, Pa.
The Girls....... Heather, Cortney, Caitlin, Barb and Lisa!!
3 generations of my sister's family!!
My great niece Madalyn and her Mom and Dad, Lynn and Ed........
Lynn and Madalyn!!
Carly and Madalyn.......
She's doing a good job there with that roll......
The crowd at the salad bar........
Joe's having a good time!!
This is me and my sister, Barb, getting annoyed with Joe for taking so long to take a picture!!!
Carly and her cake......
Carly's Mom, Renae, made these lovely cookies!!
Aren't they cute????? They were very yummy too!!
Me, Joe and Carly!!
I truly hate having my picture taken!!
I love this photo .........
This is Madalyn before the party........
A trip to see the Easter Bunny........
An early Birthday present from her uncle Dan and Aunt Heather, who will not see her for her birthday as they do not live here locally.......
 Madalyn will be 6 years old.......

 And my sister is going to kill me for posting this photo of her!!!

 I also want to share what my niece Lynn called a "Rare Sibling Moment".......

This is her son Will, with his little sister Madalyn...........
 There is a 10 year age difference!!
 I LOVE this photo of a big brother with his little sister!!!!
 Ironically, there is also a 10 year age difference between my sister Barb and me........

This is a photo of my cousin, Joe, with my sister Barb......
They are the same age and grew up together and have remained in contact with each other even though he lives away........

Joe and I shared a wonderful afternoon surrounded by family and we feel truly blessed......

And this week, Joe and I along with our sons Joe and Jim and his Love, Danielle will be joining my sister Barb, my niece Lynn and great niece Madalyn at one of the final shows of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus at the Mohegan Sun Arena which is literally minutes from our house........
I am sure we will enjoy seeing one of the final shows of this great American Institution, The Greatest Show on Earth.......

I hope you will come by and visit  again!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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  1. Yes she is indeed a beauty. That smile is adorable. I enjoyed so much looking at all the family fun and photos. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Debbie, yes, I love that smile! Oddly enough, I still remember exactly the way I felt during my "losing my baby teeth" years.

  3. She's so lovely!!! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful family
    Hugs Alessandra

  4. Such a sweet family. I'm so glad it was a wonderful time. God bless.

  5. How lovely to see so many of your sweet family at such a memorable, meaningful time! Those gatherings are part of what keeps us zipped and snapped and in tune with all our heritage.

    Blessings to your sweet girl as she marks this significant moment.


  6. Hi Debbie,

    I really enjoyed this mini photo album of your sweet family and especially Carly's communion pics. You all look so friendly. How blessed you are to have such a loving clan!


  7. Loved seeing the pictures! Communion pics are wonderful! Such a joyous occasion shared by so many loving family and friends .

    I know how you feel about taking so long to take a photo, my husband does the same thing.
    What is up with that I wonder?
    Many Blessings wished for all

  8. How wonderful and special are the times we get to share with our families!! The girls do have great smiles!
    Hope you have a great time at the Circus!

  9. Family is all that really matters; you have a beautiful family Debbie.
    I came to visit from Happiness is Homemade bloghop; I hope you'll have time one day to visit the 4Shoes & let me know that you've been by.

  10. A special day for sure! Congratulations to your Great Niece Carly! There is nothing like spending time with family and to celebrate with one another. Looked like a wonderful day and fun times visiting with family. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Have a great week ahead and take care of you and Joe!

  11. What a beautiful family! Looks like a very special celebration for you sweet little grand-niece! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  12. Congratulations to Carly! She is a cutie for sure. I enjoyed seeing some of your family. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Debbie, what a sweet beautiful post. Family is truly a blessing. You had a wonderful time. I loved seeing the beautiful pictures of your loved ones. Even though I don't know them, I am happy for all of you to have the blessed occasion to be together. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Such a lovely post and photos Debbie :) You have a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  15. I love family photos! It looks like y'all had a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing your post at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


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